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. over the next weeks and month, we will hear more about suspected shooter james holmes. there will likely be court appearances, charges, and perhaps a trial. it will be holmes who makes headlines. a name you'll hear over and over. and usually it is the suspected killer that gets most of the attention. eric harris and dylanical icalk. anders behring breivik. today is the one-year anniversary of that mass killing. but names we should be hearing are those of the victims. we want to start this morning remembering those who lost their lives friday morning as told by the people they left behind. >> not surprising to me that his first thought would be her. that's what a man does. he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we're going to miss him. >> just a great kid. talented kid. very talented. a lot of gifts. made people laugh. always made people smile. gentle giant was the way we looked at him. >> the sweetest smile you've ever seen. and she got -- she got prettier as she grew older. in a blink of an eye, something happens, and -- completely changes everyone's life
, james holmes, he is in police custody. we expect to see him for the first time monday for his first court appearance. let's stay on the suspect for right now. investigators are still waiting to get into his apartment. looking through the window they found an arsenal and they found booby-traps. our poppy harlow is at the complex. poppy, good morning to you. how long will it be until police can get into the apartment? do we know? >> we now have an answer to that. this just coming into nick valencia. frank is with the aurora police department, gary. he tells us that the fire department here, along with atf, will be returning to the residence of james holmes, right behind my right shoulder here, at around 7:00 a.m. local time. that's two hours from now, in colorado. it's not clear whether they're going to be allowed or plan to go into the apartment but they will come back here on scene. we will certainly be trying to talk to them. the reason with he don't know whether they will go in or not is because of how vexing, perplexing a situation this is. as i look at the apartment of james hol
and their families. the holmes family would like to maintain their privacy so at this time we will not be discussing james or his relationship to the family. and we would respect courtesy in that regard. so thank you very much for your tim time. >> i don't think he was able to, no. they're doing as well as they can under the circumstances. you know, we haven't been looking at all of the news reports, so i really can't comment on that. that, i can't comment on that, either. criminal defense attorneys understand the system a lot better than civil attorneys. [ inaudible question ] >> i'm sorry. [ inaudible question ] >> throughout the process. throughout. all through the weekend when i was getting calls and also after i saw his appearance. >> i really can't comment on that. [ inaudible website ] [ inaudible question ] >> i have no comment on that. i have no comment on their whereabouts. i don't think they would like the media to know where they are. i think arlene holmes statement clarifies that a bit as to how they reacted. i think everyone can imagine how they're feeling. anyone who has ever been a p
-president obama. james holmes is due back in court today. prosecutors are expected to read the more than 100 charges against the former doctoral stunt. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 258 others and boobie trapping his apartment with explosives. >> reporter: james holmes could face first-degree murder charges for each of the 12 people who were killed inside the theater. but a former prosecutor says holmes probably won't face an additional homicide charge after one of the wounded victims suffered a miscarriage. the family of ashley moser says she lost her unborn child over the weekend. another lost to the family after moser's 6-year-old daughter, veronica, was killed in the attack. >> she came to one time and screamed, "where's my baby?" i loved her for two years. i helped raise veronica for two years. and now they're gone. >> reporter: when holmes appeared in court last week, he appeared drowsy fuelling speculation that defense may try to plead insanity. >> this is a classic case where it's going to be his mental state during the process and his mental state at the time t
the means to follow through on their intentions. >> holmes in court. the accused colorado theater gunman is expected to be arraigned today. and high-tech help. personal robots making a difference for those who need assistance the most. >> the robot has helped my husband emerge into this person that i never dreamed possible. d be possible. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm tyrell brown. mitt romney wraps up his visit to israel this morning. he was open to moving the u.s. embassy there. breaking a long-held u.s. policy in tell-a-viv. israel is the second stop to strengthen the foreign policy credentials. yesterday, on face the nation, romney told gm crawford his foreign policy will be based on "resolve, clarity and confidence." >> i believe as people will look at me, they'll see a person who has dealt with a number of very difficult and challenging circumstances and i've been able to successfully navigate through those and create greater strength and opportunity. >> we go to susan mcguiness. >> good morning, tyrell. before leaving israel, romney
in the case. police here in aurora say that they've removed all hazards from james holmes' apartment, and some of the evacuated neighbors were actually allowed to return last night. but not before police carefully detonated some explosives. one neighbor said she nearly entered the apartment early friday morning when loud techno music started blaring. she tried yelling it holmes and noticed the door was unlocked but didn't open it. that may have saved kristin fonzie's life. she now knows the music was set to play while the suspected gunman was at the theater. police say had she entered the apartment she likely would have died. jim spellman is at the apartment complex where holmes lives this morning. you have new information on the investigation. i understand they questioned somebody else. >> reporter: that's right. overnight, multiple reports surfaced that there may be a potential second suspect in this case. aurora police wanted to knock that down pretty quick. they put out a statement saying, yes, they interviewed somebody they described as an associate of james holmes, the accused shooter in
visit woundedwarriorproject.org. >>> mail messages. colorado shooting suspect james holmes allegedly mailed a package of handwritten letters to one of his instructors at the university of colorado. guns and politics. president obama and mitt romney opposing views on the need for revised gun control laws. >> i also believe that a lot of gun owners would believe that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers. >>> and parachute twine. a daredevil jumps from a balloon nearly 20 miles above the earth a daredevil jumps from a balloon nearly 20 miles above the earth for a world record attempt. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, july 26, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the university of colorado received a package from alleged theater begun man james holmes. the package containing handwritten papers was addressed to one of holmes' instructors in the ph.d. program. meanwhile, the first of holmes alleged victims was buried. teresa garcia in aurora, colorado, has our report. >> investigators say a package fr
but his demeanor caught everyone's attention. james holmes sat glassy eyed looking bewilderebewildered. >> reporter: good morning. suspect james holmes is back in s solitaire confinement this morning. his family is standing by him and they're concerned about the death penalty. investigators for james holmes defense team are scheduled to be inside the century 16 theater today looking for any evidence they can find which could help defend their client. on monday, holmes appeared in court for the first time for a preliminary hearing. his hair was dyed orange red and he had a dazed look as a judge advised him about his rights and his alleged crime. >> you committed the offense of first-degree murder which is a class 1 felony under colorado law. >> reporter: some of the victim's families were inside the room including ian sullivan, the father of veronica moser-sullivan. david waited outside of the courtroom. his son was shot in the head and is in critical condition. >> to feel the pain in there makes you more angry about this man that decided to take everybody's life. >> reporter: prosecuto
do have to get into james holmes' apartment. when they doll they'll finally recover some evidence, the important question, in understanding this, what happened to james holmes and what caused him to do what he allegedly did. it's easy enough to know what help was, a gifted student and all that, but how he became what he supposedly, reportedly, allegedly became, still just a suspect at this point. it won't be known until they start taking evidence and inventory of what's in his apartment and analyze us a thl. as i said, that will resume in about two hours. meantime, holmes is not talking to the cops, not cooperating at all. he's asked for an attorney and due for his first court appearance monday morning. >> he did identify himself at the joker at the outset. can you confirm those reports? >> reporter: that's what police have said and the observation was made by new york city police commissioner that that may be what he was attempting to prove, his identity for some reason, but i can't make that direct connection and i think it's a little risky at this point to do that. could that b
. >> and right now, police and the atf are at suspect james holmes' apartment building. we have some live pictures for you now. they're trying to figure out how they're going to get inside and get past those booby traps that they say he set. shock, anger and disbelief as the community tries to make sense of a mass shooting inside a crowded movie theater. it was supposed to be a night of fun. 12 people are dead, 58 others injured. and the cover of today's "denver post" sums up the feeling here -- "our hearts are broken." ♪ how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me ♪ >> hundreds of people came together last night in front of the theater in vajil to mourn and remember those lost. and we're still learning more about the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes. take a look at this picture. it comes from the adult sex site adultsfriendfinder. police believe this may be a picture of holmes, but investigators haven't confirmed it. sources did say, though, that holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. our poppy harlow is at holmes' apartment building where police and the atf, as we just sho
>> pelley: tonight, the colorado massacre suspect in court james holmes appeared dazeened and was prevented from speaking by his barry petersen was in the courtroom, john miller is on the investigation. penn state is hit with crippling penalties and joe paterno is wiped out of the record books armen keteyian on the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal. >> sports themselves can become too big to fail. in the penn state case the results were perverse and unconscionable. >> pelley: a pioneer has died. sally ride, the first american woman in space. and john blackstone on the survivors of the aurora massacre fighting for their lives. >> he needs to get better because he needs to be a dad. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. it was a strange and jarring picture. we got our first look today at the man accused of the worsz mass shooting in u.s. history-- the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado. 24-year-old james holmes made his first court appearance, but from the looks of him, it wasn't entirely clear t
it. sources did say, though, that holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. our poppy harlow is at holmes' apartment building where police and the atf, as we just showed you, are on the scene, and nick valencia is learning more about the victims. let's start with nick. nick, you have some information about the victims of this tragedy, more names coming in this morning. >> we do. we're getting details that slowly and slowly are trickling into the cnn newsroom. if you were tuned into the last hour, our pentagon correspondent barbara starr confirming staff sergeant jesse childress of the u.s. air force. if you remember, randi, four servicemen in all shot and wounded early friday morning in the aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting, but we've just confirmed staff sergeant jesse childress of california. he was a member of the air force reserve, active duty. his family telling cnn that they were notified at about 1:00 a.m. this morning of his death. john larimer, petty officer with the u.s. navy, also among the list of deceased that cnn has been able to independently confirm. he
holmes was being treated by a university psychiatrist. anna werner is in colorado. the u.s. economy slows sharply, raising the risk of a new recession. rebecca jarvis has the latest numbers. the olympics get off to a ringing start, and mitt romney get caught up in it, in the traffic, that is. mark phillips is in london. and request "on the road" with a champion broadcaster. >> here's one. >> pelley: steve hartman with the sound and the story. >> reporter: you reported on 9/11. >> yes. >> reporter: pearl harbor. >> yes. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. most everyone who saw james holmes in court on monday wondered about his mental state or whether he was medicated. he looked like he didn't know he was there. he wasn't following the conversation, and when the judge asked hem a question, holmes' lawyer jumped in before he could speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding
evening. most everyone who saw james holmes in court on monday wo wondered about his mental state or whether he was medicated. he looked like he didn't know he was there. he wasn't following the lmes'rsation, and when the judge asked him a question, holmes' lawyer jumped in before he could weak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was, in fact, under the care of a psychiatrist defore he allegedly opened fire nc the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding 43. anna werner has the late- breaking details at the arapahoe county jail where holmes is held pu solitary confinement tonight. >> reporter: a motion filed by james holmes' public defender reveals that holmes was under the care of psychiatrist lin fenton. dr. fenton is the medical director of student mental health services at the university of colorado denver anschutz medical campus. holmes was a graduate student at the school. harlier this week, school iaficials said students were monitored by mental health amecialists. >> the faculty and program leadership meet on a regular basis to discuss how t
the shooting the suspect james holmes mailed a package to the university of colorado anschutz medical campus where he had been a student. the package had been sent to a psychiatrist who was also holmes' professor but that package wasn't discovered until monday, three days after the shooting. this story is just breaking tonight and our senior correspondent john miller has details. john, what do we know? >> reporter: scott, this was not unexpected. as we reported, u.s. postal inspectors have been searching through the mailboxes near the suspect's home looking for letters or packages james holmes might have sent out. they didn't find any, but now we know that's because the package had already been sent even before the shooting. on monday afternoon, investigators scoured the mail room at the university of colorado and found what they've been searching for-- a piece of mail from the alleged shooter, james holmes. but before opening it, the sheriff's bomb squad handled it with a robot and took an x-ray just in case there were explosives inside. sources say the letter was from a pent-up holmes to o
, the suspected shooter, james holmes, will make his first court appearance in the courthouse that is right behind me. he's being held in the ajas ent jail in isolation in connection with the killings. he faces first degree murder charges, an offense that could carry a possible death penalty process. he spent months planning the rampage. so far we know of no motive. officers say right now he is not cooperating. this as the people of aurora are coming together and remembering the victims and trying to move forward. last night thousands attended a prayer vigil to honor those touched by the violence and to remember the lives lost. earlier president obama met with survivors and families of those killed. here he is with 2002 young women who survived the shooting after meeting with them he spoke about justice for the victims. >> although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention over the last couple of days, that attention will fade away. and in the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who are impacted by this tra
on in our program. still ahead on "starting point," the owner of a gun range that james holmes trialed tried to access to, why he had a strange feeling about the gunman. and what would cause a person to do something so evil and so atrocious? i'll speak with a clinical psychologist about any possible warning signs. you're watching "starting point." we're back in just a moment. >> it's not surprising to me, his first thought would be her. that's what a man does. he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we're going to miss him. t about? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula visibly reduces wrinkles in one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. the lines, the cost, the hassle. ♪ express yourself [ female announcer ] why not try coffee-mate? with over 25 delicious flavors for a fraction of the cost of the coffee house. add your flavor, with coffee-mate, from nestle. add your flavor, according to ford, the works fuel saver package could literally pay for itself. jim twitchel is this true? yes it's true. how is this possible? proper tire inflation, by
and more investigating of suspect james holmes, there has been no rest. they continued collecting evidence today, a day after disarming the apartment where he lived. police saying it was set up to kill or seriously injury whom ever entered. i spoke with police chief daniel oats earlier about effort to preserve the evidence. >> that was extremely high priority over the last two days, we wanted the evidence in that, inside that apartment and we've taken custody of the computer, the potential that we might get evidence out that have computer is, well, it's very important to us, but, every ounce of evidence will just help us hold this person accountable. so, it was a very, very high priority that we cover evidence and i'm so grateful that we had the bomb professionals from the feds and our local agencies to help us do that. it was a great relief, and we've mitigated the hazard and that we would start that evidence and i suspect we'll be sifting through that evidence for months. >> we'll hear more of that evidence from chief oats later in the hour. as for holmes, the 24-year-old is currently in
holmes tossed at least one gas canister into the packed theater, then opened fire. victims have described a horrific scene. people running, diving for cover, we're told a few used their own bodies to protect loved ones. some bleeding, but still alive, literally crawled from the theater to safety. others never made it out. in all, 71 people were hurt. several remain in critical condition. over the next hour, we will bring you updates from aurora and tell you more about the survivors of this tragedy and the 12 people who will never come home. adam house israeli live in aurora outside the suspect's apartment. >> we spoke last week, moved closer. we're 90 feet or so from the front of the complex. go across the street, this is the complex where everything has been focused since early, early yesterday morning. if you look through the window, you'll see one of the investigators inside. there are atf agents, f.b.i. agents, and the aurora police department. they put up black plastic over the windows. you can see where they knocked the windows out throughout the day. that's part of the way they had
expected in court will nancy james holmes in tomorrow's arraignment syrian tanks and artillery pound rebel-held neighborhoods the u.s. secretary of defence said it could be the end of president asides regime. roller-coaster riders got more excitement as they bargained for the new superman roller- coastered got stuck at its high point at six flags discovery kingdom don knapp has more. >>> imagine how scary this was 12 people and to small cars on a narrow track 150 ft. ups stop dead still. trying to move the car by leaning forward and backward and trying to come down. more thrills than they bargained for. passengers were stuck for about an hour-and-a-half and the hot sun they were stuck in the upright position. at the suggestion of workers they tried to rock and jarred the coaster car free as mechanics worked on the wheels firefighters delivered water. the ride inaugurated a month ago is ranked among the tallest rides in the world this video on the six flags web site shows the ride as design. it runs 62 mi. per hour. the ride got stuck at the top and pos scary moments not for those in the ai
and chemicals removed from james holmes' apartment have been destroyed, though investigators saved samples that are being sent to the fbi lab in quantico, virginia. the accused killer and former aience student posed with brightly died hair for a rrotograph is scheduled to be in court for the first time tomorrow morning. and president obama arrived late today buckley air force base, which lost two servicemen in the shooting. he met privately with families of the victims. >> as i described, i come to them not so much as president as i do as a father and as a husband. i think that the recent stories like this have such an impact on us is because we can all understand what it would be to have somebody that we love taken from us thethis fashion. >> glor: as the immensity of the toll comes into focus, the egining question remains, why. barry petersen begins our coverage. >> reporter: the 12 dead have now all been identified. the youngest victim six-year-old veronica moser-sullivan. her mother was shot in the throat and chest and remains in critical condition. and aunt struggled in church stis mo
today. 24-year-old james holmes is facing formal charges connected with the shooting spree that left 12 people dead. ed lawrence now has the latest from centennial, colorado. >> reporter: james holmes is being officially charged with murder be 12 people and injuring 58 others in a shooting rampage during a midnight showing of the new batman movie. during his first court appearance july 23rd, holmes remained silent. some people in the courtroom described him as dazed. legal analysts say holmes's lawyers are likely planning on an insanity defense. >> this is going a case where the focus will be on his mental state during this process in terms of when he is competent to even go through this process now. >> reporter: lawyers are also arguing over a defense motion to find out who leaked information about a packet holmes allegedly sent to a psychiatrist in the university of colorado denver. prosecutors said reports were inaccurate. the defense wants anything holmes sent to his doctor to be blocked from evidence. eleven survivors remain in the hospital, four in critical condition. edward lawre
holmes. you found something that might be significant. >> jon: ooh! that's george stephanopoulos anchoring the coverage, throwing to his colleague brian ross who found something... i believe george stephanopoulos used the phrase "that might be significant." go! >> there's a jim holmes in the aurora tea party site talking about him joining the tea party last year. we don't know if this is the same jim holmes, but it's a jim holmes of roerz, colorado. (audience reacts) >> jon: obviously correct response to that statement is brian, i thought you said you had something significant! (laughter) not "hey, george, let me interrupt you, i put the name james holmes into my search engine and hit the "i'm feeling lazy button." (laughter and applause) of course stephanopoulos is in the middle... stephanopoulos is in the middle of doing a lot of things and i'm assuming he was under the impression that brian ross checked out this (bleep) he's saying on air before saying it. because brian ross is the chief investigative correspondent and not, let's say, the office gossip. (laughter) yeah, jim hu
at the apartment where suspected mass murderer james holmes lived. listen. and it could have been much worse. bomb squad technicians and dozens of federal agents spending a tense day removing trip wires, disarming a series of ex-ploy suvs that police say were meant to seriously hurt or kill whoever first entered that apartment. >> make no mistake, okay. this apartment was designed i say based on everything i have seen to kill whoever entered it, okay. and who was most likely to enter that location after he planned and eastboun executed s horrific crime? it firefightersing t was goinge officer. if you think we are angry we sure as hell are hang fry. what happened to our city and the wonderful people that live here and what he threatened to do to one of our police officers. >> holmes' down stairs neighbor almost walked into that trap. around midnight thursday night she heard techno music booming upstairs and went to holmes third floor apartment to tell him to quiet down and put her hand on the doornorthbound and says she realized it would open but her instants told her to walk away. >> something tol
in africa. "outfront" tonight, our first glimpse of a suspected mass murderer, james holmes. the man suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a packed movie theater on friday appeared in court today, with bright red hair and dramatic facial expressions, he looked like he was out of it at times. he looked blankly up and down and staring into space at times. and it looked like a man who was out of it. for the first time, we're hearing about this neuroscience student. we're about to hear his voice for the first time. this is holmes speaking at a science camp in san diego from 2006. he's 18 years old in this video obtained by abc news. and here he talks about a shared interest with a mentor. >> he also studied subject ift experience, which is what take place inside the mind as opposed to the external world. i'm carrying on his work in subjective experience. >> and in jail a just-released inmate told the new york daily news he saw holmes spitting at guar guards. tonight he's in suicide watch and in solitary confinement. and we heard from the suspect's families. their lawye
or hadn't slept a lot. paint us a picture for what it was like to get a glimpse of holmes today. >> reporter: it was tough, i would imagine, for the many people who were intently watching this. he appeared as some sort of comic book character emerging in that courtroom. i think everyone got over the shock of seeing the red hair, the attention really turned to his demeanor. and i think people were just stunned by his complete dazed look, bewilderment at times, confused. he appeared sedated and completely out of it in many ways. it's led to a lot of speculation throughout the day that he might have been medically sedated by authorities here in the jail in arapahoe county. we've reached out to the sheriff's office in charge of that jail. they say they cannot tell us whether or not he's been medically sedated or given anything. the speculation will have to continue. i think many people were stunned by that. all of this is significant. since he was arrested in the early morning hours of friday, the authorities here in colorado had refused to release his mug shot. this was the first t
with ron claiborne. >>> we begin the suspect in the colorado movie theater massacre, james holmes will be appear in the araphoe county courtroom tomorrow. abc's clayton sandell has the latest from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: the prosecution hammers is about to fall on james holmes. >> this monday, july 30th. >> for the first time the accused mass pa murderer will hear the charges against him. after he came to a mid night screening of "the dark knight rises" opening fire. for thr hearing, they have banned cameras. holmes could be facing hundreds of charges. including 12 counts of first degree murder. expect charges for first degree assault and reckless engangment. >> if he gets convicted of ocout of murder, the possibility is death penalty. >> reporte they want that out of the hands of the police and the d.a.'s. because there is a position patient privilege. >> we tried asking dr. fenton, what if anything did she know about holmes and his alleged plans? she wasn't answering. always a chance that she knew nothing. that holmes kept his alleged plan a deadly secret. for "good morni
speak. well, tonight, we have learned that holmes was in fact under the care of a psychiatrist before he allegedly opened fire on the audience in a movie theater in colorado, killing 12 and wounding 43. anna werner has the late-breaking details at the arapahoe county jail where holmes is held in solitary confinement tonight. >> reporter: a motion filed by joms' public defender reveals he was under the care of psychiatrist lynne fenton. dr. fenton is the medical director of student mental health services. holmes was a graduate student at the school. earlier this week, school officials said students were monitored by mental health specialists. >> the faculty and program leadership meet on a regular basis to discuss how the student' doing, the stars and difficult students. >> reporter: a package sent by holmes to dr. fenton was recovered by police in the school mailroom on monday. sources say the package contained a letter written by holmes that described shooting people. it's unclear when holmes sent the package. holmes' lawyers say the discovery of the letter should never have b
>> pelley: tonight the people versus james holmes. the suspect in the theatre massacre hears prosecutors charge him with mass murder. john blackstone was in the court. >> he had a kind of an evil or diabolical presence to him. >> pelley: a new diplomatic dust-up. mitt romney in the middle east says culture makes israelis economically superior to palestinians. jan crawford is with the candidate. syrian rebels hold out against the dictators' army in the ancient city of aleppo, clarissa ward has a rare report from inside syria. >> and george washington slept here. >> this is the roof under which he spent at least half of the american revolution. >> pelley: anthony mason on where the history of the reflution-- revolution will spin the future. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. james holmes heard charges today that could cost him his life if he is convicted in the colorado theatre massacre. prosecutors presented well over 100 charges in court today. 12 counts of premeditated murder. one for each of the people who died. and 12 counts of mu
the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado. 24-year-old james holmes made his first court appearance, but from the looks of him, it wasn't entirely clear that he knew he was there. sitting next to one of his attorneys, his orange hair made him look like a character from the batman movies. as the judge spoke, holmes didn't seem to make eye contact. in fact, he didn't seem to follow the conversation at all. we have a team of correspondents covering this story. barry petersen was in the courtroom with holmes and, barry how did he seem in person? >> reporter: well, i have to say scott, it was really sort of eerie to be there. he seemed so unvovled. it was almost chilling, because we're talking about the fate of his life. frankly, i had a hard time taking my eyes off of him. you keep staring at that face, looking for some clue as to why this happened. he, on the other hand, seemed uninterested and when he was offered a chance to speak he turned it down. >> mr. holmes, do you have any questions about that initial advisement? >> judge, we've advised mr. holmes (inaudible) >> than
. as you know, police say holmes burst into the midnight showing of "the dark knight rises" and set off one gas canster and opened fire. 7 people were hit -- 71 people hit, 12 died and dozens still recovering from injuries, some critical. we will bring you updates from aurora and tell you more about the people affected by the tragedy. those who lost their lives and those who survived and how this has changed those lives forever. we will start in aurora at the apartment where cops say the madness began. adam housely is live. he just moved within 50-yards of the apartment. adam? >> they let us move about five minutes guy. the best vantage we had so far today. they took small samples of explosives.s to g they are going to allow people back into the sur rounding apartment complexes within the hour. the windows have been knocked out. so shades are still dangling there. that is the way some of the bomb tech nations got the look inside the apartment where so much stuff was found. i was told by federal authorities it was intricate and there was all sorts of wires everywhere but the actual devices t
in the mail room at the university of colorado's medical campus sent by james holmes. the details inside that package apparently contained key details about friday's theater massacre and could finally expose not only how holmes allegedly executed his rampage but also answer the one question no one knows or understands. why? let's get straight to ed lavendara on the ground for us in aurora, colorado. do we know who this package was actually sent to and when? >> reporter: our understanding is that it was sent to a psychology professor there at the university of colorado where james holmes had been studying for the past year in that ph.d neuro science program. we learned about the package at the university back on monday when several buildings on campus had to be evacuated for several hours as bomb technicians and teams looked at it to make sure there were no explosive devices or anything. all of that was cleared. yesterday we learned the package had been sent to the university, was found in the mail room, and was addressed from james holmes. kyra? >> sorry about that, ed. i thought we had
holmes applied online on june 25th to join a private gun range about a half hour drive from where he was living. the owner there called back and got a message on james holmes message machine that he described as very weird, almost like the person leaving the message was drunk, he told us gutteral, weird, bizarre, a deep forced voice on reportedly james holmes message machine. he said to his staff this guy doesn't get anywhere near our range until i meet him personally. he told one of our producers he didn't know if this guy was an idiot or what was happening. it was only after the killing that his staff went back and remembered the name matched this guy who had applied online and they found out that this is indeed the guy who applied online to join their gun range and had this very, very odd message machine at his home. it's just bits and pieces but we now know that james holmes was at least trying or attempting to get to a gun range to practice perhaps with the guns that he was using allegedly to kill all of these people. >> drew griffin reporting from denver. >>> tomorrow morning t
from now, 12 killed, 58 injured. rebecca stevens has more from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: holmes won't be charged today prosecutors have three days to file the charges at least 71, one for each victim and probably more. 12 died and several others were hospitalized in critical condition when the gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater, showing the latest batman movie. holmes could face a competency evaluation. meanwhile, for the first time seeing and hearing the suspect james holmes in exclusive video obtained by abc news. it is holmes, just after his high school graduation making a presentation at science camp. >> super power and let 'em have more fun. >> reporter: the suspect is not cooperating with authorities and is in solitary. last night the people of aurora heard first from president obama who spent more than two hours with the victims and their families. >> the president: i confessed to them that words are always inadequate in these kinds of situations. >> reporter: then from leaders of their community. >> one day lord, we know that our city will march back into that
didn't say a word. he didn't look at anymore in the courtroom. i'm talking about james holmes. here is he in court this morning for the first time since he opened fire in that colorado movie theater. he wasn't arraigned. he wasn't charged. that is said to happen one week from today. you see him, watch his eyes sitting there quietly next to his public defender. victims family members stared at him but he did not. he barely did much other than open and close his eyes. almost looked like he nodded off, a number of puzzling expressions. at times he looked blank. other times groggy. there might have been concern in his eyes. after a couple of minutes he was taken back to solitary confinement without holmes. he's accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a midnight showing of the dark knight rises. police say they caught him outside, without a fight. he was wearing a gas mask and body armor from head to toe. jim spellman in aurora for us. he was inside the courtroom when holmes appeared. jim, it was tough to get read on him during the appearance. i don't know if he was noddin
set for tomorrow. adam housley is live in aurora outside holmes' apartment, adam. >> yeah, jon, the investigation here is basically done and we'll talk more about that in moment and we're learning more, including the time as a summer counselor back in los angeles in 2008 and in fact, pictures that come in to us courtesy of tmz, at that time they went and talked to some of the people that worked at the camp back then in 2008 and basically say the same story, that james holmes hung out with other camp counselors and really no issues and everyone thought he was a normal guy, kind of quiet in charge of ten kids and the kids seemed to like him and no issues at all during his time at the summer camp and of course that would change four or five years later and we come back here live at the location and show you a little more what's going on here, to my right, you can see the complex evacuated. no one is allowed back inside and other surrounding buildings people have been allowed back inside. at this hour there's remnants of some stuff he was using inside of his apartment that he used
monday. >> now, james holmes made his first court appearance yesterday and now prosecutors are going to talk to the family member of the victims about whether to pursue the death penalty. fox 5's lauren demarco is in the newsroom now with the details. >> reporter: the shooting left 12 people dead, dozens injured and a community heart broken. yesterday was the first time the public got a look at james holmes since he allegedly walked into the century 16 movie theater and opened fire. the 24-year-old and in court to hear a judge explain why he is being held without bond. holmes with his hair still died that orange-red was offer a chance to speak but he stayed quiet. he sat as though in a daze in the colorado courtroom. at one point, he even seemed to doze off. holmes is being held in solitary confinement. authorities say he is refusing to cooperate and it could take months to learn what prompted friday's horrific shooting rampage and a midnight screening of the dark knight rises. the defendants will likely argue that the suspect was not in good mental health at the time of the shooting
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